Travelling with your portable oxygen concentrator (POC)
The LifeChoice Activox 4L has FAA approval for airline travel and is approved by most airline companies.
If you're planning to fly with your LifeChoice Activox 4L, we suggest that you should:
- Contact your airline well in advance of your trip to inform them that you will be using a FAA-approved LifeChoice Activox 4L Portable Oxygen Concentrator during the flight. Ask what documentation they require you to have.
- Verify your device has the required FAA label on the bottom.
- Check airline requirements to ensure you have sufficient battery time. Check and charge the batteries before your trip and carry on spares if required.
- Get familiar with and understand how your device works – troubleshooting, alarms, etc. The user is the best one to know how to solve a problem as opposed to the flight attendants.
- At the airport, when you arrive at your gate, make sure you tell the agent that you will be using a portable oxygen concentrator on the aircraft.
The FAA requires passengers traveling with portable oxygen concentrators to carry a statement from their physician specifying their medical need for oxygen and prescribed flow rate. Ask the airline for their specific airline form. If no form is available from your airline, you can download the ResMed's statement of FAA compliance letter for ResMed devices.
Visit your airline’s website for additional information on traveling with portable oxygen concentrators and to view the airline’s oxygen policies for documentation showing POCs they have approved for in-flight use. Be advised that these tips may not be the only information required by your airline.
Find out more about our portable oxygen concentrator, LifeChoice Activox 4L.